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ARTLIFT arts on prescription scheme in GP surgeries across Gloucestershire

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Viv Gordon, Artistic Director of Mean Feet Dance awarded Judge's Individual Prize

MUSIC MAKERS ARE TOP TWO WINNERS IN ARTS & HEALTH SOUTH WEST PRIZE 2015

Two innovative arts projects, based in Plymouth and Dorset, which use music to improve the health and wellbeing of elderly and vulnerable people, are the top two winners in this year’s Arts & Health South West Prize.

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Schools Minister makes no apology for sidelining the arts

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), a list of subjects that secondary schools must include in their GCSE curriculum if they are to attain an ‘outstanding’ status through Ofsted, will be compulsory and will not contain arts subjects.

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Evidence

Impacts of music in early years

The London Early Years Music Network has published an evidence review exploring the impacts of music on young children’s physical, mental and psychological development.

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Opportunities

Socially Engaged Art Training: Imaginative Interventions in Public Spaces: 4 & 5 August, Bath

2-day socially engaged art workshop in Bath with Darren O'Donnell from Canadina company Mammalian Diving Reflex.

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Teresa Wicksteed
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My paintings are vibrant, positive and uplifting. I try to transmit transformation and moments out of time . I want to show unseen energies; the spiritual, rather than material world. ...

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